Dr. Cicilia Yudha

Associate Professor
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Dr. Cicilia Yudha

Associate Professor

Dana School of Music & University Theatre

Bliss Hall 3152

phone: (330) 941-1586

cyudha@ysu.edu

www.ciciliayudha.com

Bio

A versatile solo pianist and avid chamber musician, Cicilia Yudha has given performances in the US, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, and Indonesia. She has given master classes and presentations across the United States and Southeast Asia. In an effort to promote Casadesus’s oeuvres, Dr. Yudha was a guest artist at David Dubal’s classes, "The World of the Piano" at Juilliard, and “Hommage to Robert Casadesus” at La Maison Francaise, New York University. She also focused her doctorate dissertation on several of Casadesus’s works, and is actively pursuing his largely unknown works. Navona Records released her debut CD Selected Piano Works by Robert Casadesus and Henri Dutilleux in September 2016.

As a creative artist, she has enjoyed collaborations with musicologist Ewelina Boczkowska, tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto, and Polish Folk Dance specialists Christine Cobb and Staś Kmieć. She has presented lecture recitals at TEDx Talks, the Ohio Music Teachers Association Conferences, the College Music Society (CMS) National Conferences, and CMS Regional Conferences. She regularly presents Preview Concert Lectures for the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall.

Passionate about music education and community service, Yudha is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and is a recipient of the Steinway Top Teacher Award. She also holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, and University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is a founding member of the Dana Piano Trio and the Associate Professor of piano at the Dana School of Music Faculty at Youngstown State University.

Research Interests

Indonesian - French intertwined musical lineages over centuries
(Studies of the works by Indonesian composers, namely Slamet Abdul Sjukur and Trisutji Kamal; and French composers, such as Maurice Ravel, Robert Casadesus, and Henri Dutilleux)
Piano Pedagogy and Mental Health/Mindful Practice
Chamber Music Repertoire

Teaching Interests

Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Chamber Music

  • Education
    • 2012

      Other, Piano Performance

      The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

      Dissertation/Thesis Title — "“Robert Casadesus (1899-1972): Pianist and Composer”"

    • 2008

      Other, Piano Performance

      New England Conservatory of Music

    • 2006

      Other, Piano Performance

      New England Conservatory of Music

    • 2004

      Other, Piano Performance

      Cleveland Institute of Music

    • 2001

      Other, Piano Performance

      Cleveland Institute of Music

  • Awards and Honors
    • 2023

      Research Professorship

    • 2022

      Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award

    • 2021

      YSU Research Professorship

    • 2021

      YSU Research Grant

    • 2019

      YSU Faculty Improvement Leave (FIL)

    • 2019

      YSU Distinguished Professor Award in Scholarship

    • 2019

      YSU Cliffe College Summer Faculty Innovation Grant

    • 2019

      University Research Council Grant

    • 2017

      YSU Research Professorship Award

    • 2016

      Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award

    • 2016

      Mahoning Valley Young Professionals

      Nominee for the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals “25 Under 35”

    • 2015

      YSU

      Faculty Improvement Leave Award

    • 2014

      University Research Council Grant from YSU

    • 2014

      University Release Time Research Professorship

    • 2014

      Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) accreditation

    • 2014

      TEDx Youngstown

      Co-presenter at TEDx Youngstown

    • 2013

      Co-winner of the NEXUS grant from the YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication

    • 2012

      Nominated as a member of Pi Lambda Kappa

    • 2010

      “Ingrid-Martin-Förder” third prizewinner

    • 2010

      Cambridge Who’s Who

    • 2009

      UNCG

      Winner of Student Artist Concerto Competition

    • 2009

      Greensboro Music Teachers Association

    • 2009

      Greensboro Music Teachers Association

      First prizewinner

      Greensboro Music Teachers Association Young Artists Scholarship Competition, NC

    • 2008

      New England Conservatory/Boston Pops Soloist Competition

    • 2004

      Rosario Marciano Prize

    • 2004

      Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International Competition

  • Professional Positions
    • 2023 - 2023

      Steinway Gallery Indonesia

      Artist-in-residence

    • 2022 - 2022

      Ohio Music Teachers Western District

    • 2019 - 2019

      West Liberty University

    • 2019 - 2019

      The Cleveland Music Settlement

    • 2018 - 2018

      various music schools and concert venues

    • 2018 - 2018

      Cedarville University

    • 2018 - 2018

      Aurora Music School, OH

    • 2017 - 2023

      YSU

      Associate Professor of Music

    • 2017 - 2017

      Virginia Commonwealth University Global Summer Institute of Music

      Piano Faculty

    • 2016 - 2016

      University of North Carolina Greensboro Summer Music Camp

      Piano Faculty

    • 2015 - 2015

      various Indonesian universities and music organizers

      Guest Artist

    • 2015 - 2015

      University of Indonesia

      Guest Artist

    • 2015 - 2015

      UNCG Summer Music Camp

      Piano Faculty

    • 2015 - 2015

      GMTA, Grove City College, Western Connecticut State University

      Masterclass

    • 2014 - 2014

      Yayasın Pendidikan Musik

      Guest Artist

    • 2014 - 2014

      ArtPlus Foundation, Cambodia

      Guest Pianist

    • 2013 - 2013

      Cleveland Institute of Music “Summer Sonata”

      Guest Artist

    • 2012 - 2017

      Youngstown State University

      Assistant Professor of Music

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2016

      "Selected piano works by Robert Casadesus and Henri Dutilleux"

      C. Yudha

      Navona Records (9693100353)